Kyle Larson tops the field in Cup final practice
Barely 30 minutes after the end of the first Cup practice, drivers and teams were back on track for Happy Hour.
Kyle Larson posted the fastest single lap in the final practice session with a 120.315 mph lap. This speed came during the middle of a long run on his 32nd of 54 laps around the track. Larson also had the quickest 10-lap average of 119.110 mph.
Coming off last week’s strong run at Bristol, Darrell Wallace Jr. (119.952 mph) was second on the speed chart.
Jamie McMurray (119.904), Clint Bowyer (119.904) and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (119.893) rounded out the top five.
Denny Hamlin reported to FS1 that he had suspension problems and then laid down the second-quickest 10-lap average of 119.027 mph.
In a session largely devoid of incidents, Wallace and AJ Allmendinger made slight contact in the first 10 minutes when Wallace got loose. Neither car sustained substantial damage. Allmendinger posted the 10th-fastest lap of 119.601 mph.
Qualification will get underway at 5:30 p.m. ET.